MAGNETIC TAPE CONTROLLER
FOR USE WITH DEC PDP-11 COMPUTERS
Combines both RE and NRZ
formats on boards to fit all
DEC PDP-11 computers.
The Western Peripherals TC-130
Magnetic Tape Controller offers
users the convenience of both
Phase Encoded and NRZ formats
consolidated onto plug-in PC
boards. In addition, it provides the
ability to nnix 7-track and 9-track
NRZ, PE or dual-density tape units
in any combination up to eight
On 7-track, it's 4-4-4-4 pack al-
lows the user to dump core memo-
ry onto tape; and a 33-vi/ord data
buffer instead of the usual two-byte
buffer gives greater flexibility in
assigning priorities to the com-
Read-and-write on the fly, another
feature, allows automatic non-stop
operation when doing consecutive
read-write operations, and it saves
switching time when switching be-
tween multiple tape units. This is
accomplished automatically with-
out special software.
DEC PDP-11 COMPATIBLE
The TC-130 is software compatible
with all PDP-11 series computers.
The boards plug into the computer
and connect with the tape drive
through the rear of the computer.
and as a total system.
All tape drives designed to be
compatible with the industry stan-
dard interface can be used with
the TC-130. These include drives
operating at 12.5 to 125 ips from
Kennedy, Wangco, Cipher, Pertec,
Amcomp, and Qantex.
The TC-1 30 is supplied with a one-
year warranty and instructions.
Cables desired to connect the
computer to the tape drives must
be specified separately.
MAGNETIC TAPE SYSTEM
Complete Western Peripherals
magnetic tape systems for PDP-1 1
series computers are designated
TS-130. These systems consist of
the TC-130 Magnetic Tape Con-
troller installed in the computer
(supplied by the user) and a spe-
cified tape drive or drives which
may be ordered from Western Pe-
ripherals or supplied by the user.
The system is fully integrated,
tested and shipped with a one-year
factory warranty. For prices,
contact Western Peripherals with
the tape drives specified, cable
lengths and other requirements. A
detailed quotation will be issued
Fits all PDP-1 1 series computers
Embedded, provides both PE and
Controls up to eight tape units.
Allows mixing 7-track or 9-track, PE,
NRZ or dual-density tape units in any.
Provides 4-4-4-4 pack on 7-track for
dumping core memory onto tape.
Permits automatic read-and-write
on the fly for consecutive read-write
33-word data buffer increases flexi-
bility in assigning priorities when pro-
gramming data transfer.
Available separately or as a com-
One-year warranty for controllers']
Word transfer of data used where
byte transfer not necessary.
IBM and DEC byte packing.
30-day delivery on controllers. 45- to
60-day delivery on systems.
IBM 360 compatible 7/9 channel
Read-after-write parity check.
Checks VRC and LRC.
Handles up to full-size 2400-foot
Allows user to edit previously re-
TC-130 UNIVERSAL MAGNETIC TAPE CONTROLLER
FOR ALL DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION PDP-11 COMPUTERS
The following functions are per-
formed on connnnand by the
• Write (one record)
• Read (one record)
• Write end-of-file (EOF)
• Space reverse
• Space forward
• Write with gap (erase 3
inches of tape before
• Select unit number 0, 1, 2,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
• Test Read
• Load address or word count
• Odd-even parity on 7-track
• High-low density 7- or
• Power clear
Status information returned
from the peripheral controller to
the central processor indicates
the conditions at the controller.
These conditions include:
Incorrect record length
Beginning of tape
Bad tape status
File protect status
Bus grant late
Cabinets: Both dual-bay and
single-bay cabinets are offered.
Custom Cables: Special length
cables available up to 60-foot
Colors: Special paint colors
available on tape transports.
A comprehensive stand alone
driver is supplied by Western
Peripherals on request.
Comprehensive diagnostic programs are
supplied with all control systems for testing
the Western Peripherals Magnetic Tape or
Disc Controller, and insuring compatibility
with the standard operating system under
dynamic operation conditions.
All sales are FOB Tustin, California. Pay-
ment terms are Net 30 days subject to credit
approval. Specifications listed are subject
to change without notice.
Western Pehpherals' combination of nation-
wide contract service and worldwide Dis-
tributor service network assures you of sup-
port at almost any point on the globe. Cus-
tomer training is available at the Western
Peripherals plant for both controllers and
dhves. It is provided at a nominal cost for
material and supplies or can be quoted at
the customer's site.
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